Five Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Neighbors & Family Friends | Do Say Give

Five Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Neighbors & Family Friends


Looking for unique, thoughtful holiday gifts to take to neighbors and family friends this year? We have you covered with our Neighbors & Friends Guide! Today we want to highlight five easy gifts you can order now so you’ll have ready to gift right after Thanksgiving!  If you’re looking for something different than a bottle of wine or plate of cookies (which are wonderful gifts, too!), then read on for some of our favorite gifts to give to neighbors.

If you’ve been a DoSayGive reader for any amount of time, then you know how much we love Honey + Hank for all things gifting! Wrap up one of their new holiday tea towels (the wreaths are made up of the 50 states!) with a spoon. Add a favorite recipe for a more personal gift.

Honey + Hank’s new coasters are a perfect gift to take to a next-door neighbor. Choose the wreaths or for Texans choose these bluebonnet coasters or Longhorns! 

Christmas Wreath Coasters
Christmas Wreath Melamine Plates
Christmas Wreath Napkins
Mini Wooden Spoons

Audrey Durden and Natalie Chang are two more reader favorites — pair them together, and you have one amazing gift! We love wrapping up some Natalie Chang napkins in this affordable acrylic napkin holder from Audrey Durden. You can personalize it with their initials, too! Just wrap with clear wrap and a red ribbon, and you’re all set. 

Acrylic Napkin Holder
Christmas Napkins
Cellophane Wrap
Red Tulle Ribbon

You can never have too many festive paper goods on hand around the holidays. This set of Caspari holiday plates and napkins would be a thoughtful gift to take to neighbors — especially the neighbors who love to host! Want to spend less than $12? A set of holiday guest towels is a thoughtful (and useful!) gift

Christmas Dinner Plates
Christmas Cocktail Napkins
Christmas Crest Gift Tags
Gold Chainmail Ribbon

Giving a Christmas book to a family with children is such a special gift – and doesn’t cost very much! This 12 Days of Christmas pop-up book is such a fun gift for families with young children — it brings the classic tale to life with the most beautiful illustrations and designs! Other nice gift books to give families with young children:

Christmas Memories Book
Such a beautiful way to record memories!
Hosanna in Excelsis
A beautiful collection of Christmas hymns that can be used as a devotional, too.
Christmas is Coming
Full of recipes and craft ideas!
The 12 Days of Christmas
Cutest pop up book on Amazon!

One of the most popular gifts from our Holiday Gift Guide from years past has been this Anthropologie tea towel and spatula set. And for good reason! It’s festive, comes ready to gift, and is a fun little something that people wouldn’t normally purchase for themselves. Anthropologie has lots of great family friend gifts for under $20. 

We recently shared a DIY holiday old fashioned cocktail gift that you could easily throw together for neighbors, too. Be sure to read the blog post here — many of the items can be found at your local grocery store and Walmart! 

So often we can become swept up in our day-to-day that we tend to forget those who live, quite literally, right next to us. Even if you exchange a simple hello throughout the year, or grab packages off of porches while they’re out of town, a gift at the holidays is a kind gesture of goodwill. And isn’t that what the holiday season is about? If you’re looking for additional gift ideas, take a peek at our Holiday Gift Guide for Neighbors & Friends! It’s filled with thoughtful, festive goodies that are sure to spread a little cheer. 

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